Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Who’s In Net?
In which we surmise which goaltender John Hynes will tab as the starter once play resumes, the Blackhawks stand firm on their nickname, and the NHL looks to return to the Olympics.
Nashville Predators News & Notes
The biggest NHL playoff goalie dilemmas — and who should get the start | ESPN
Saros or Rinne? Decisions. Decisions.
Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson ‘100 per cent’ for Stanley Cup Qualifier | TSN
The Preds’ opponent in the qualifier is set to get one of their biggest weapons back before play resumes.
Speaking of the qualifiers, the schedule for the games is starting to take shape:
I’m told the most likely plan for the NHL is to have three games a day in each of the hub cities: 12 pm, 4pm & 8pm.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) July 8, 2020
Given the two hour difference between Toronto & Edmonton, should be a viewer’s dream.
Why we hate the Nashville Predators | Broad Street Hockey
Well... this isn’t very nice.
Other Hockey News & Notes
Blackhawks on keeping nickname — Honors Native American leader | ESPN
The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors “an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public.”
Key takeaways from the NHL’s Phase 3 and 4 Return to Play protocol | The Hockey News
The NHL outlined the safety protocol for its training camp and hub city phases in two documents totaling close to 50 pages. Here are some of the key facts to know about Phase 3 and 4.
Five of the worst NHL teams to ever make the Stanley Cup Final | Sportsnet
No, the Preds are not on this list.
Pending UFA Chris Tanev hopes to stay with Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks | TSN
I mean, if I was Chris Tanev I would want to play with Quinn Hughes as much as possible too.
NHLers in the Olympics is back on the table. That’s great for some countries - and bad news for others | The Hockey news
The path has been cleared for NHL participation in 2022 and 2026. Some of the usual suspects will still reign on top, but the outlook may now be dramatically different for other nations.